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Offline ryan111

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VMW washers
« on: July 30, 2013, 09:26:59 AM »
I am having trouble with one of these VMW washers again. model number WTW4950XW3

When the cycle starts the sensing light comes on then after a few minutes the lid lock starts blinking and continuously blinks.

Error codes stored in machine:

Lid lock fault

Lid switch fault

Basket speed sensor fault

Shifter fault

Motor fault

I tried the actuator and latch with no help.

After clearing the codes the only one that keeps coming back is the basket speed sensor fault. I checked all the connections and didnít find any loose. 

Any ideas?
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 10:03:15 AM »
Forgot to mention every function works in manual  test mode.
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 10:07:57 AM »
Ok ran I to a cabrio that did the same thing I think it wouldn't finish any cycle but there is a wire near the motor and shifter that was burnt and I replace that and the red coiled up wire that is under the bucket they say its a noise reducer coil wire but after replacing that it all worked now since you replaced all that did you check the board? Wow everything works in test mode then I don't know my problem it wouldn't work in test mode either did you reprogram the unit?
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 10:20:13 AM »
Ryan did ya look in the pump? Had one that had a sock in it. Took the sock out and it started working.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2013, 10:21:35 AM by JWWebster »
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 12:21:23 PM »
Reprogram? How do you do that I donít see anything on this in the service manual. I did clear the error codes if thatís what you mean (didnít help).

And it pumps out very good so I donít think there is something in the pump.
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Offline Spannerwrench

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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 01:36:48 PM »
CALIBRATION MODE
IMPORTANT: Calibration must be performed
when any of the following components have
been replaced: Main Control, Basket, Drive
Assembly, Suspension, Motor, and Capacitor.
Not performing calibration will result in poor
wash performance.
To access Calibration Mode, perform steps
1 and 2 of Activating the Service Diagnostic
Modes. Turn the cycle selector knob until the
status LEDs or display correspond as follows:
RinseĒ LED On, ď04Ē  Displayed on 7-segment
Press the START button to begin washer
calibration. All status LEDs will turn on.
Do NOT interrupt calibration, disturb washer,
or remove power; otherwise, calibration
must be repeated.
id must be down to perform test.
asket must be empty to perform test 
(no water or clothes).
alibration cycle runs for approximately
2-4 minutes. Cycle completes when door
unlocks and washer enters standby mode.

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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 05:59:50 PM »
Thanks I will give it a try!
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 06:00:40 PM »
There you go thanks spanner wrench

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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 08:47:08 AM »
I would lean towards the control board. I had a GE front loader that everything work in test mode. when you were running normal cycle it wouldn't fill. I replace the control board and fix the problem

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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2013, 10:29:55 AM »
I called the customer to go back so I could try the re-calibration. They said that it was under warranty so they called a Whirlpool warranty servicer. This was aggravating because when they called they said there wasnít a warranty because it was in a group home so I agreed to work on it.

On one hand I am glad to get out of this deal but on the other I was looking forward to seeing if the re-calibration was going to work and I need to learn as much as possible about this machine because it looks like I will be working on a lot of them.

In any case thanks for the tips.   
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2013, 11:20:41 AM »
I have a VMW washer in the back yard that came from a group home. The peeps are rough on washers, it was stuffed with clothes and had half a box of soap powder on it, the control button was broke, and the lid was locked. I never could fix it.
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2013, 03:26:02 PM »
im picking up a vwm  tommorrow,mint nice condition,has error 51              sixty bucks and it mine

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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2013, 08:38:05 PM »
I agree I sure would like to know what was the problem ..maybe call them see if they tell you when it's fixed if its A&E going out there then forget it only a hand fee of those boys will fix it the rest are part replacers just keeping throwing parts at it till it fixes it  ..

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